Knit Chicks: We meet up on Saturday, April 29th at 10:30 AM. Come join our lively group of dedicated crafters and charity knitters! New members are always welcome, coffee and snacks provided; no need to register in advance.
View Finders: Our photography group is taking April off. Check in with us for our May meeting (below.)
Rush Readers’ Book Club: This month’s selection is Delicious! written by former Gourmet Magazine editor-in-chief, Ruth Reichl. “Vivid descriptions of food will have readers salivating, and an insider’s look at life at a food magazine is fascinating. Her satisfying coming-of-age novel of love and loss vividly demonstrates the power of food to connect people across cultures and generations.” Join us for discussion, coffee, and dessert on Thursday, April 27th and Thursday, May 4th, from 7-9:00 PM. Space is limited; please register in advance.
Knitting for Beginners: For ages 12 and up: Monday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 3rd from 3:30- 5:00 PM. If you are new to knitting or need a refresher, Trisha will be able to teach you the basic stitches. All materials will be provided by the instructor. Space is very limited; please register in advance.
View Finders: Our photography group meets on Monday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 10th from 2:30-4:30 PM. Please bring three photographs on a flash drive or printed out to share, and you’ll receive feedback in a friendly environment. This month’s optional theme will be Long Exposures. All skill levels are welcome. Coffee and dessert will be served. Please register in advance.
Toddler Story Time: For children ages 2-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) on Thursdays, May 11th, 18th and 25th from 11:30 AM-Noon. Expose your child to the wonder of books at an early age; studies have shown that story times can provide many opportunities to help children develop early literacy skills. No prior registration is necessary- just drop in!
Medicare Program for Baby Boomers: Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 PM. Learn about the complexities of Medicare and the use of private insurance to cover medical expenses not covered by Medicare- also known as Medigap Coverage. You’ll understand the challenges that long-term care expenses can have on someone’s assets, and the various types of insurance available to protect them. This program will be presented by Patrick Kelly, Senior Strategist at UBS, Swiss Bank. Please register in advance.
Knit Chicks: Our crafty community of fiber artists will meet at 10:30 AM on May 13th & 20th (please note the date change due to Memorial Day Weekend on May 27th; the library will be closed that Saturday.) Drop in for coffee, snacks and inspiration!
High Tea with Susan B. on Saturday, May 13th from 3-5:00 PM. The Friends of the Rush Library invite you to their annual High Tea Fundraiser to be held at the library. Wear your fancy hat or fascinator, and bring your favorite china tea cup if you wish; enjoy the company of your friends and neighbors for this charming afternoon social. This year, to honor the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, we have invited Jeanne Gehret to portray Susan B. Anthony in period costume, using the suffragist’s own words. Feel free to dress up as a suffragette! High Tea includes sweet and savory delights. Bringing your favorite cookies or dessert to share is also an optional, lovely tradition at our Tea. Tickets are $15.00 per person, on sale at the library. Proceeds benefit our Summer Reading Program.
Art Classes for Kids: for kids ages 6-10 on Tuesdays, May 16th and May 23rd from 3:45-4:45 PM in the William Udicious Pavilion behind the library. Students will get “blown away” by creating a windsock animal, studying 3-dimensional shapes, making their own dice, and learning about Splashdown –the eagle sculpture by artist, Chester Fields. This class will be taught by art instructor, Jennifer Martin. All supplies included. Please register your child in advance.
Rush Readers' Book Club: Will meet on Thursday, May 25th and Thursday, June 1st from 7-9:00 PM. This month’s selection will be A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. “Set in the Adirondacks in 1906 against the backdrop of the murder that inspired the true story, An American Tragedy, Ms. Donnelly’s astonishing debut novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and totally original.” Coffee and dessert will be served. Please register in advance.
Family Finders: Meets on Friday, May 26th from 1-2:30 PM. Join our genealogy guru, Cathy Frank, for ideas on how to track down your ancestors. Coffee, tea, and a snack will be available; please call to register in advance.
Aspiring Authors: We’ll meet on Wednesday, May 31st from 6:00-7:30 PM. Need motivation for your writing craft? Come join us! Please bring 5 pages, double-spaced, of your work (plus a few to share) for friendly feedback. Any genre is welcome. This group is very diverse and respect is of the utmost importance. Please register in advance.
We welcome your ideas for programs and your feedback.
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